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Elvira H. Cortez, our beloved mother and wife, went into a peaceful rest on January 26, 2010 at the age of 80. She was born in Spofford, Texas on January 21, 1930 and moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1955. Survived by her husband, Ismael G. Cortez, and her family of two sons; Armando Fuentes and Martin Fuentes; three daughters Sylvia A. Tubig, Ernestine Fields, and Martha Hernandez. Along with 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren as well as other extended family and friends. She suffered from the dreadful disease of Alzheimer's for the past 11 years. She was a very charming, affectionate, and generous lady that loved to dance. We will all miss her deeply. The family would like to extend a deep appreciation for the love and care given to Elvira by Olga Zamarripa. Services will be held at Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park on Friday, January 29, 2010 beginning at 10:00 am with burial services to follow. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in memory of Elvira to the
7400 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78229.
Published in Express-News on Jan. 28, 2010